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The History Department holds its semi-annual course fair at 811 S. Cathedral Place. This "open house" style event showcases sample syllabi for all history courses offered during intercession and spring 2016. Students can receive on-the-spot advising, and learn about student organizations, internships, study-abroad and scholarships. All are welcome, especially students interested in the major, minor or graduate program. For more information, contact Debbi Price at or (804) 828-1635 or visit

University Student Commons & Activities' Event and Meeting Services hosts it third annual Resource Expo in the University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballroom. The expo's purpose is to bring together partners from within the VCU community who are responsible for hosting events on campus with resources from the greater Richmond community. Attendees will receive free information, swag and food samples. For more information, contact Le'Andra Graves at or (804) 828-9502.

This event, part of the Humanities Research Center's Fall 2016 Speaker Series, will be held at the Siegel Center and is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Division for Inclusive Excellence, the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences, the Division of Student Affairs, VCU Athletics, the VCU Libraries, VCU Alumni Rainbow Rams, the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Equity and Access Services, and Equality VCU. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gail Bartee Canter at or visit

As a part of LGBTQ+ History Month, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosts a "Queer Comedy Night" at Grace Street Theater. Attendees will enjoy local comics including headliner Mary Jane French. This is a free event. For more information, contact Jelani Drew at

The United Nations Association at VCU hosts Rachel Wisthuff, Girl Up Campaign, for its Founders Day celebration in the University Student Commons, Virginia Room B. Wisthuff will discuss gender inequality and empowering girls. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve a spot, email the contact below. For more information, contact Leah Ganssle at

This week

The School of World Studies Anthropology Program features Marshall Brooks, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, in this week's "Anthropology Speaker Series" in the Commons Theater. His lecture is entitled: "Disenchanted Lives: Apostasy and Ex-Mormonism Among the Latter-day Saints." For more information, contact Christopher Brooks at

VCU Dance presents Nora Chipaumire’s "portrait of myself as my father," continuing her investigations on the black body, on Africa and on the self, on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. at Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th St. Friday evening includes a post-performance discussion. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students, available at or (804) 828-2020. For more information, contact Lea Marshall at or (804) 828-2020 or visit

Catholic Campus Ministry presents "Fractured Fairytales Haunted House" at 823 S. Cathedral Place. In a partnership with Lambda Chi Alpha's support of Feeding America, attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable canned good or a $1 donation as an entrance fee. For more information, contact Ben Bowles at .

Coming up

The College Behavioral and Emotional Health Institute (COBE) holds its monthly lunch series in the University Student Commons, Forum Room. This lunch series will feature two presentations. Active Minds VCU will present on partnering with researchers on mental health awareness and Elizabeth Bambacus and Amanda McGann, Ph.D., will present on their project that brings mindfulness to first-year students through the UNIV 101 classes. Lunch will be provided while supplies last. For more information, contact Tom Bannard at or visit

The Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies presents "Know Your IX: A Panel Discussion on College Sexual Assault and Dating Violence... and What VCU is Doing to Help" in the T. Edward Temple Building, Room 1164. Participants will hear more about statistics and studies on victimization and perpetration, including the voices of LGBTQIA+ college students and students of color. Admission is free. Open to the public. For more information, contact Bethany Coston at

Phi Mu and Pi Kappa Alpha hold the eighth annual Silent Auction in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-D. Attendees will enjoy a night of item bidding, food, music and speakers from the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The event will raise money for the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. To donate, visit the website below. For more information, contact Stephanie Buccola at or visit

The National Art Education Association, VCU Student Chapter, sponsors the annual "SPEED Symposium" at Franklin Terrace, Third Floor. Participants will listen to talks by art educators, enjoy delicious food and participate in art-making activities. For more information, contact Alexa Buchin at


Complete Dining Survey, Enter Gift Card Drawing

VCU Dining Services invites the VCU community to participate in a 5-7 minute survey to improve the overall campus dining experience by visiting the website below. All responses are confidential and must be completed by Friday, Nov. 4. Note the only locations included on the MCV Campus are Jonah’s, Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Wendy’s. Participants in the survey will be able to enter a drawing for one $150 or three $50 Visa eCards. For more information, contact Stephen Barr at or (804) 828-1148 or visit

Upcoming Parking and Transportation Forums

VCU Parking and Transportation hosts two open forums for students, faculty and staff on the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses. The Monroe Park Campus forum will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Commons Theater. The MCV Campus forum will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to noon in the George Ben Johnston Auditorium. Parking and Transportation administration will discuss recent initiatives, improvements and address audience concerns. For more information, contact Jonsette Calloway at or (804) 828-7275 or visit

UPDATED DUE DATE: Massey Cancer Center's Call for American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants

Massey Cancer Center accepts grant applications from junior faculty for the award of small research grants of up to $30,000 for one year to perform basic, pre-clinical, clinical and cancer-control research studies (including but not limited to health services, psychosocial/behavioral, epidemiologic and health policy/outcome cancer research). These grants are intended for new investigators within six years of first independent academic appointment. UPDATED DUE DATE: Grants are now due Tuesday, Nov. 15. For more information, contact Jennifer Matthews at or (804) 972-1274 or visit

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